A while back I posted for readers to let me know what they're working on and I got this exciting news release which I will now share with all of you. Looks like a great platform for new writers, performers and producers. Give it a look!
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Wickham Vocal Studios gives its students a platform to pursue professional work with emerging musical theatre artists in the West Village Musical Theatre Festival
Unlike private vocal studios and conservatoires that only produce small showcases, WVS strives to give its students the complete experience with fully-staged, often large-scale productions. In June of 2009, forty-two WVS students were cast in the full off-Broadway premiere of Bellevue Sketches (www.bellevuesketches.com), at the Players Theatre. The students just recently completed the orchestrated off-Broadway recording of the musical. A few of the singers are not yet out of high school and already have an off-Broadway musical and recording under their belt thanks to WVS.
Similar to Bellevue Sketches, The West Village Musical Theatre Festival will be a culmination of the work completed in the WVS Professional Development Workshop – a semester-long intensive group class. The class began this past February, and this semester, the students are getting a “Career Makeover” with the help of Creative Director, Patrick Michael Wickham. Students are learning how to develop and market their unique brand and highlight their personal strengths as performers. In addition, guest faculty for the program includes renowned director Kim Wield (Fetes de la Nuit), producer Michael Roderick, former ICM/Columbia agent Dan Lerner and a long list of industry participants.
The West Village Musical Theatre Festival promises to be the most unique festival of its kind. Twelve teams of emerging professional composers, book writers, lyricists, directors, and producers will cast students from the Professional Development Workshop in completely original 10-15 minute musical theatre pieces, developed exclusively for the festival. This brilliant festival structure allows WVS performers to network and collaborate with tomorrow’s musical theatre industry innovators on a fully-produced piece. It also gives the creative teams the opportunity to showcase their work with rigorously trained performers in their cast.
The West Village Musical
Theatre Festival (AEA Showcase) will be taking place June 10-13 at the Wings
About Wickham Vocal Studios
in 1998 by renowned voice physiologist Patrick Michael Wickham, Wickham
Vocal studios has grown into one of the most-unique and innovative training
grounds for aspiring and current professional singers in
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